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Miriam Vale is located 460 kilometers north of Brisbane and 60 kilometers south of Gladstone on the North Coast Line. It was once known for tobacco, dairy, timber and beef cattle with the exception of beef had all but disappeared by the mid 1990’s. Now tourism and the Bruce Highway provide the main economic drivers of the town.The town’s station still survives as a shelter for waiting passengers and all scheduled passenger trains on the line stop here if required to pick up or set down passengers.The town was once a major infrastructure depot for the railway to maintain the many steel and timber bridges but major deviations built in the mid 1990’s replaced nearly all the existing structures with concrete and heavier rail with cement sleepers has done away with many of those jobs.
2801 and 2389 running hard over Colosseum Creek at the 450 km post on their way north a few kilometers south of Miriam Vale. 12.15 14/8/19
Same train as above different angle.
2190 and a 1720 class lead The Sunlander over Colosseum Creek south towards Bundaberg.In the foreground the overhead pole supports that ran next to the wood trestle leading to the bridge and the supports for the bridge proper still stand marking the old crossing of Colosseum Creek. 07/02/05 07.44
Looking south towards the Colosseum National Park it’s obvious how it got its name as the southbound Tilt Train runs up the grade with little trouble. 05/02/06 09.47 A northbound QR National freight drifting down the grade a bit further north of the location of the photo with the electric Tilt Train. 07/02/06 07.20 Northbound Q.R National freight heading north around the curve, this train usually crosses with the Sunlander at Bororen Loop. 31/01/06 07.05 2194F with the electric Tilt Train replacement train running hard to Brisbane. While the electric tilt trains are undergoing refurbishment this train is being run with little alteration to the timetable. This is due to the fact that the tilt trains have a 100km/h speed limit currently imposed until ATP protection is commissioned due to a derailment of the Diesel Tilt Train just south of this location on 15thNovember 2004. 31/01/06 09.48 PN003 heading south to Brisbane hot on the heels of the Sunlander in the photo below this one. 05/02/06 08.04 2355 and 1738 a hot Sunday morning power the Sunlander south. 05/02/06 07.47 Not a bad shot of the first double headed Pacific National train I have seen. PN010 and PN013 make little noise as they speed their train south to Brisbane. 31/01/06 10.12 2214D and 1735 haul the "Mail Train" south to Brisbane on a hot humid January morning. Many Q.R people still refer to the loco hauled passenger trains as Mail Trains in reference to their heritage and priority they receive. 31/01/06 07.46
Above and below the southbound Rockhampton tilt train passing Mt Colosseum 19/5/21
Tilt set City of Maryborough slows for a station stop on a wet ANZAC Day at Miriam Vale, about thirty minutes behind time. 25/04/19 2200F with a short train heading north through Miriam Vale. 12/01/06 14.36 2825 takes to the loop on its way south to be overtaken by PN007. 08.22 Sunday 04/08/05 Overtaken by the competition at 08.30. Departing the loop at 08.38. PN004 with a southbound rushing past at 10.25. Friday 15/09/05 2190 + 1735 blast through Miriam Vale with the southbound Sunlander at 07.36. Sunday 04/08/05
The Brisbane bound tilt train slows for a stop at Miriam Vale station on a bright Friday morning in October 2005.And below the sequence is repeated on July 30 2019 slightly late at 09:15
In this series of pictures below 2816 and 2365 slowly run through Miriam Vale as the train waits for the Tilt Train to clear the section ahead. The tilt train overtook it at Bororen but looks like it was delayed at Miriam Vale so the freight was cleared to run to Miriam Vale and wait outside the yard at the Up Home signal. As soon as the tilt train departed the freight slowly crept south. As it was ANZAC Day 2021 there is a two-up game going on under the trees next to the pub.
A Brisbane bound Linfox freight train barreling through Miriam Vale 8/08/20. Close on the heels of the freight train a loaded cattle train slows for a red signal protecting the Linfox freight in front of it.
This article first appeared on trainsofqueensland.blogspot.com
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